Date of Birth June 27, 1969
Date Deceased October 15, 2021
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date October 20, 2021
Service Time 6 p.m.
Service Location Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
Interment Location Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport

Brian W. Bailor

HORNELL-Brian W. Bailor, 52, of State Route 21 (Thacherville) passed away early Friday morning (Oct. 15, 2021) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a two year bravely fought battle with cancer.

Born in Hornell on June 27, 1969, he was a son of the late Claude and Frances (Mattern) Bailor. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one step brother, Brad Puff, Sr. and one step sister, Barbara Puff.

A former resident of Arkport, Brian has resided in Hornell for most of his life. He attended Arkport Central School and received his GED.

He was employed at the former Hornell Do It Best for about 10 years and was currently employed as a cleaner at Alfred State College for the past six years. Brian also cleaned several area banks through ServCo for about 15 years.

He will be remembered as a very kind hearted person who would help anyone in need. Brian was well loved by all of his family and friends. He was especially known for his upbeat personality and usually had a joke or funny saying for anything. Brian liked to dance and play music and spend time with his family and friends.

His loving family includes his wife of 16 years, Karen (Brewer) Bailor, who he married at the Canisteo Wesleyan Church on June 18, 2005; his daughter, Vanessa Bailor of Hornell; one step brother, Richard Puff; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Janice Brewer of Canisteo; as well as many friends.

Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 20, 2021) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a funeral and committal service will be held following the calling hours at 6 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Shannon Brumfield of the Canisteo Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either Noyes Memorial Hospital or the Wilmot Cancer Center, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437. Envelops for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to assist Brian’s family with the arrangements.

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5 Responses

  1. I’ve know Brian for over 20 years. We had lots of fun at EPU/Maynard’s. He will be missed. I even know the story behind the scar between his eyes. You can thank Douglas Foster for that.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Brian closely about the last 1.5 years at alfred state college. what a wonderful human being and father he was. full of life and positivity laughter and a damn hard worker. he will be missed dearly but i will never forget our work times together RIP my dear friend

  3. I’m so sorry to here this-My husband and I bought our trailer in Edgeview from Brian and Karen and they could not have been nicer. everything in the trailer shower Brian’s hard work. RIP-Brian-Prayers to Karen and all his family. Julie McHale

  4. What a devastating loss to the Alfred State Community! I have had so many pleasant, informative & FUNNY conversations with this beloved man. It was my pleasure to interact with him & he was always such a breath of fresh air when he came in to clean our dept. He was truly a “nut” in the very best way. 🙁 To Brian’s family; I can only imagine your grief. Be well & know that he was appreciated.

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